Aren’t these the cutest pens ever? And of course, because I’m so sweet, I’m going to teach you how to make them!!
All you need is… you guessed it, duct tape and pens! Oh, and some scissors would be helpful. I have no clue why this picture will not rotate — it’s an issue Blogger is giving me at the moment.
You will need one piece of duct tape 2″ shorter than your pen, and 2 pieces of duct tape 1″ wide.
Take the 1″ wide pieces and place one at each end. On the writing end, you’ll wrap it around and around until it is secure. Get as close to the tip as you can. Cover the other end completely. Take the bigger piece and wrap it around the pen.
Next, you are going to make the petals. For a small rose, you will use about 25 petals. I use about 50 and make a bigger one. Petals are just 2″ pieces of duct tape, folded. Fold the right corner up towards the top of the piece, leaving a little bit of the sticky side exposed. Then take the corner you made, and fold it down to form almost a pyramid shape.
This isn’t the best picture but I just wanted to show you there there is an opening towards the top on the side. That is how it is supposed
to look, so don’t freak out.
This next set of pictures will show you how to start wrapping the petals.
Some important things to remember when wrapping the petals:
- Keep them close together. Where one point ends, another needs to begin. You can start to spread them out more as the rose gets bigger, but if you spread them too far apart it looks sloppy.
- Keep the petals even. If you raise the petals up each time you go around, the rose is going to look like a tunnel.
- You can make the rose as big as you want, just make sure you stick the tape down firmly each time or it will fall apart.
Just keep wrapping, and wrapping, and … wrapping…
With all the different designs available in duct tape, the possibilities here are endless!
I think I’m going to start giving these to my mark.
customers. Or using them when I set up a booth. They’re so fun!